Church Planting Catalyst
678 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
559.229.9533 x. 249
E-mail Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith serves as African-American church planting catalyst for California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibilities are to formulate and implement strategies to start new African-American churches. He is also responsible for recruiting and supervising office staff and church starting strategists. Additionally, he serves as a ministry resource consultant for CSBC African-American churches throughout the state.
Joshua earned a bachelor’s degree at Jamaica Bible College, Mandeville, Jamaica; M. Div. and D. Min. Ed. degrees at Luther Rice Seminary/University; certificates in Clinical Pastoral Education from SBC Seminary Extension; and a Ph. D. (Doctor of Philosophy in General Education) at Capella University.
Prior to joining CSBC in January 2008, Joshua served as a CSBC African-American church starting strategist, 2005 - 2007; associate professor of philosophy and religion, Hebrew history, and applied ccience at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL; and instructor of Old Testament and Eschatology at Bethlehem School of the Bible in Malvern, PA. He also served as professor of Old Testament and principles and practices of Bible teaching at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Contextualized Leadership Centers in Vacaville, CA.
Joshua and his wife Connie have three grown children.
Last Published: March 1, 2013 1:38 PM